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Speed shadowing shows that appearances can be deceptive|

Research experiments show that regardless of our personality, our identities are intimately connected with our physical appearance.

 
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The humanity of war: iconic photojournalism of the battlefield|

From the First World War to the war on terror, the ways of war have changed drastically over the last century. The images which record these conflicts have also evolved.

 
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The politics of outer space|

Forty five years after the Moon landing, outer space still holds a fascination for the world, associated with prestige, political and military power.

 
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Dumbing down the smart city|

Does the smart city concept put technology ahead of people, ignoring the very things that make us human?

 
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Facebook reveals its shallow side|

Does social media wield the power we think it does? Not when it comes to mobilising the masses to action.

 
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Do what you love, love what you do|

The dream of giving up the daily grind and finding a true vocation has fuelled a million job searches. But can our often elusive ‘calling’ be found?

 

 
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The fundamental flaws behind today's educational assisted technology|

Why technology is not the great equaliser when it comes to students with additional needs.

 
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A Facebook revolution?|

The role of social media in the Egyptian uprising

 
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Men seek help using female avatars|

Why online games are helping men lose their inhibitions

 
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Flight of the angels|

Evangelical outreach in the UK challenges ideas of the ‘sacred’ and the ‘secular’

 
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The personal side of a very public crisis|

Young Greeks talk to Dr Athanasia Chalari about their experience of the economic crisis  

 
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Inside out|

How young British Muslims come to feel alienated from the country of their birth

 
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Screen and intervene|

Would the ability to predict which child might grow up to be a criminal be a good thing?

 

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A matter of death and life|

Study shows that men who think about mortality aim to father more children.

 

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Is financial journalism in crisis?|

New compact needed between the financial press and the media.

 

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Making sure the kids are alright|

The Europe-wide project that assesses the dangers of the internet.

 

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When sorry isn't enough|

Philosopher Luc Bovens explores the limits of an apology.

 

 

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